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Crawford earns Butch Raymond Scholarship

Bemidji State senior Kelsi Crawford is one of  16 recipients of the first Butch Raymond Scholarship.

The $5,000 scholarship is awarded to each of the NSIC’s 16 member institutions by Sanford Health. Crawford is a nursing major at BSU.

The former Wadena-Deer Creek standout is an outside hitter for the Beavers and a two-time Academic All-NSIC (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) selection.

During the 2013 season Crawford saw time in 40 sets, tallied 40 kills and had an eight-kill performance against Upper Iowa University and Winona State. She was fourth on the team in blocks with six.

Crawford has amassed 403 kills and 34 blocks during her college career..

Crawford was a member of the WDC’s 2010 Class AA state championship team.